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Alpena Area Adventure Guides

Before heading out on your chosen expedition, print out these handy Adventure Guides to help assist your journey. 

 

Centrally located to 7 lighthouses, Alpena is a lighthouse lover’s dream.

Lighthouse Adventure Guide

 

With 3 Dark Sky Preserve Parks near Alpena, you are sure to see the Milky Way, planets, and stars in full splendor.

Dark Sky Adventure Guide

 

Fossils, Trails, Biking, Hiking, Sinkholes, History, Ghost Village, Lake Huron, a shipwreck, fishing, bird watching and even Bats…. It’s all here at Rockport State Recreation Area! 

Rockport State Recreation Area Adventure Guide

 

Need suggestions for your flock? Check out these 49 Fun Family-Friendly ideas!

49 Family-Friendly Adventures Guide

 

With nearly 200 shipwrecks to be explored in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, you’re sure to find a favorite. 

Shallow Shipwrecks Kayak & Snorkel Adventure Guide

 

Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard, what’s your ideal method to enjoy nature or explore shallow shipwrecks? Stay safe on Lake Huron with these paddle tips.

Paddle Safety Guide

 

Rock hounds love Alpena’s karst formations. Once you’ve picked your fill of Devonian fossils at Rockport, head out to view more than a dozen sinkholes in the Alpena Area. There are more than 200 sinkholes in the area but a few offer spectacular views and are publicly accessible. 

Sinkhole Adventure Guide

 

With more than 10 sandy Lake Huron beaches, many public kayak launches, single-track mountain biking trails, and many picnic pavilions; Alpena’s trails, parks, and beaches offer variety for every age and activity level.

Trails, Parks & Beaches Guide